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The Word: Rose McGowan sorry/not sorry for upsetting the gays

The "Jawbreaker" star apologizes for "dumb generalization" about gay misogyny

Rose McGowan would like the gay community to know that she's very, very sorry for saying that gay men are "as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so" during a podcast chat with Bret Easton Ellis. "You want to talk about the fact that I have heard nobody in the gay community, no gay males, standing up for women on any level? I think it's what happens to you as a group when you are starting to get most of what you fought for," she said during the podcast. "I have not seen a single peep from these people, who supposedly represent lesbians as well. When the equal pay act was shut down by Republicans in the Senate, not a single man mentioned that. I see now people who have basically fought for the right to stand on top of a float wearing an orange Speedo and take [MDMA]. Gay misogyny is a huge problem."

So, about that apology? In an op-ed for the Advocate, McGowan says she "made a dumb generalization" and could have "articulated my frustration in a better fashion" but stands by her core point that if she doesn't specifically see something with her own eyes, it hasn't happened.

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